Digital Conversation: Empowering Technologies

Empowering technologies

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How do Indigenous communities use new technologies to preserve and promote their way of life?

Crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, apps, Etsy, videogames and social media. Join us for a discussion on Indigenous communities’ empowering use of new technologies, chaired by Niamh Moore with Gloria O’Neill, Robin Owain, Jo Pilcher, Felicity Wright and Michael Wynne.

• Robin Owain, Wikimedia UK Wales Manager, will speak about the work done by the Wikipedia community supporting Celtic and Indigenous Languages

• Gloria O’Neill, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cook Inlet Tribal Council and Upper One Games, is here in person to discuss BAFTA winning game Never Alone (Kisima Inŋitchuŋa), which shares Alaska Native culture and values with the world at large

• Jo Pilcher, PhD researcher, University of Brighton will talk about Aboriginal Australian textile production and will introduce a recorded presentation from Felicity Wright, Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya, Australia, a non-profit Aboriginal-owned social enterprise, who sell their art and craft work to global audiences from their Etsy store 

• Michael Wynne, Digital Applications Librarian, will give an overview of Mukurtu, a free, mobile, and open source content management system platform, which is built with indigenous communities 

This event is curated by the Digital Scholarship department and will include a combination of in-person, Skype and pre-recorded presentations.

Sponsored by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library


Name: Digital Conversation: Empowering Technologies
Where: Knowledge Centre
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